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Accident: 102226.015 - Employee Contacts An Overhead Power Line And Is Electrocuted

Accident: 102226.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 01/10/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1287806.01501/11/2018Robert Sean Looney
At 1:05 p.m. on January 10, 2018, an employee and coworkers were erecting a tubular welded frame scaffold in front of a commercial building in order to repair the top four feet of brick at the front of the building.The scaffold was erected four tiers high, near an energized, uninsulated power line (13.2 kV phase to phase). The minimum required clearance distance of 10 feet was not maintained. As the construction of the scaffold was almost complete with only the last few pieces of guardrail to be installed, the employee inadvertently contacted the power line with a 7-foot long piece of metal scaffolding. The employee was electrocuted as a result.
Keywords: electrocuted, power lines, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1287806.015 21 M Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers

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